Plant Manager

  • Location: Warner Robins, Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #44735
  • Salary: 185000

SkyWater is partnering with a well-known food/beverage manufacturer to find a Plant Manager to lead a Greenfield site that just recently broke ground. This plant will be the most fully automated in the organization and one of the largest as well (around 400k sq/ft). It will be a key fixture in the continued growth of the organization and an exciting challenge for someone looking to make a major impact! 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the executive leadership team to drive the development and management of this greenfield facility.
  • Build the team from the ground up as the facility takes shape.
  • Establish a culture of safety, efficiency, development and accountability while maintaining organizational values.
  • Ensure capital projects are successfully executed on schedule/budget.
  • Build and promote positive relationships within the local community.
  • Implement strategies to continuously improve production, maintenance, and sanitation processes and procedures.
  • Drive the achievement of facility production goals and key performance indicators, including giveaway, yields, labor efficiency, and floor loss.
  • Collaborate closely with team of leaders/reports to align all functions of the plant.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business or related
  • 7+  years in a managerial or similar role with at least a few years owning and executing operating budgets as a Plant Manager
  • 5+ years driving Lean/CI methodologies at the plant level
  • Willingness to travel up to 50% during the construction phase. Travel will reduce to <10% after the site is up and running (2025)


  • Experience in a USDA facility
  • Experience within food/beverage manufacturing
  • Experience leading the construction and buildout of a greenfield site in the past

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